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S. 51: Washington, D.C. Admission Act

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A bill to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Thomas Carper

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Delaware. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2021
Length: 99 pages
Introduced
Jan 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Jan 26, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 26, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Carper Leads Senate Democrats in Reintroducing Statehood Bill to Ensure Equal Representation for Over 700,000 D.C. Residents
    — Sen. Thomas Carper [D-DE] (Sponsor) on Jan 27, 2021

Cardin, Senate Democrats Reintroduce Statehood Bill to Ensure Equal Representation for Over 700,000 D.C. Residents
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 27, 2021

Norton Announces Details of House Hearing on D.C. Statehood Bill
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] on Feb 22, 2021

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History

Jan 26, 2021
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 51 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 51. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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